Information on Rheumatism, chronic

DescriptionRheumatism is a general term for any chronic inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints. These include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other diseases.
Treatment PlanThese ailments are usually brought on by too much pathological heat in the body, often due to the chronic consumption of alcohol, white sugar, red meat, and refined foods containing these ingredients. When this is added to mechanical stress (such as an injury), overwork, and weakened adrenal function, inflammation can arise in a joint. Remedies for rheumatism include a diet rich in fresh whole vegetables, fruit in season, grains, legumes, and a little meat (not more than 2-3 x/week). Regular use of flax seed oil can make sure the supply of essential fatty acids is adequate. Stress release, ample rest, and exercise are also important. Herbal remedies include circulatory stimulant herbs and anti-inflammatory or heat-clearing herbs. When a rheumatic condition becomes chronic, it will take time to reverse this process with a total health and herb program, but it is very possible to be pain-free and flexible if you are consistent!

Herbal Remedies for Rheumatism, chronic

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Prickly Ashcirculatory stimulanttea, tincture, capsule
Flaxanti-inflammatoroyoil or whole seed
Black Cohoshanti-inflammatorytincture, tablet, capsule
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatoryoil externally
Juniperanti-inflammatorytincture, tea, capsule
Sarsaparillaanti-inflammatorytincture, tea, capsule
Sassafraswarming diuretictea, tincture
White Willowanti-inflammatorycapsule, tea
Wintergreenanti-inflammatoryoil externally
Peruvian Barkanti-inflammatorytincture
Yerba Matemild analgesictea
Meadowsweetmild analgesic, antiinflammatorytincture, tea